Pick the Right Free Famous Quotes That Best Suit Your Greeting Card Messages

Personalize your greeting card verses with free famous quotations for birthdays, Christmas, and other occasions.

It is no surprise that there are so many famous quotes in the world today. Unfortunately, most of them don’t quite suit greeting card messages right off the bat. So, how do you find greeting card poems and quotes that suit the occasions?

Don't worry. I found some famous quotations over the years that would work as greeting card quotes and I’m happy to share them below.

Besides, the trick to using famous quotes in your greeting card phrases is to add a few words of prefix or suffix or both. This eliminates any confusion or ambiguity.

For example, here's one birthday quote that may otherwise seem gloomy but my additional words come to the rescue and brighten things up.

From our birthday, until we die,
Is but the winking of an eye....
- William Butler Yeats

So may this wink
Last so long that you enjoy
Many more birthdays to come

This above illustration also proves you can transform the lines into funny quotes as well. This is shown in some of the examples below as well.

In addition, don’t forget to give credit to the owners whenever you use quotes or greeting card poems you come across. If you don’t know and can’t find the owners, then put down "Anonymous."

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Birthday Card Quotes

Birthday quote that suits any age:

Our birthdays are feathers
in the broad wing of time.
- Jean Paul Richter

31st birthday quote:

At thirty-one,
when some are rich.
And others dead,
I, being neither,
have a job instead....
- Philip Larkin

59th & 60th birthday card quote:

You've got to be fifty-nine years old to believe a feller is his best at sixty.
-Frank Mckinney Hubbard

70th birthday quotes for greeting cards:

To be seventy years young is sometimes
far more cheerful and hopeful
than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I’ll never make the mistake of bein’ seventy again.
- Casey Stengel

To parents of a kid celebrating birthday:

A preschool child does not emerge from
your toddler on a given date or birthday.
He becomes a child
when he ceases to be a wayward,
confusing, unpredictable and often
balky person-in-the- making,
and becomes a comparatively cooperative,
eager-and-easy-to-please
real human being — at least
60 per cent of the time.
- Penelope Leach

The lines after this quote show how to channel the message:

From our birthday, until we die,
Is but the winking of an eye....
- William Butler Yeats

So may this wink
Last so long that you enjoy
Many more birthdays to come

Middle age birthday famous quotes include:

Middle age is when anything new in the way you feel is most likely a symptom.
- Lawrence J. Peter

Grow up as soon as you can, it pays. The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty.
- Hervey Allen

Don’t worry about middle age - you’ll outgrow it.
- Laurence J. Peter.

I'll tell 'ya how to stay young: Hang around with older people.
- Bob Hope.

Middle age is when you stop criticizing the older generation and start criticizing the younger one.
- Ogden Nash

Middle age: when you want to see how long your car will last instead of how fast it will go.
- Sidney Brody

Forty is the old age of youth; Fifty the youth of old age.
- Victor Hugo

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you.
- Bennett Cerf

You’ve heard of the three ages of man: youth, age, and “you’re looking wonderful!”
- Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman

Middle age: when a man is warned to slow down by a doctor instead of a policeman.
- Sidney Brody

You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
- Bob Hope

I have discovered the secret formula for a carefree old age: IYCRI=FI - “If You Can’t Recall It, Forget It.”
- Goodman Ace

The best thing about getting old is that all those things you couldn’t have when you were young, you no longer want .
- L.S. McCandless

Other birthday famous quotes include:

Age is a limit we impose upon ourselves.
- Robert Riskin

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.
- Mark Twain

"There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents
... and only one for birthday presents, you know."
- Lewis Carroll

Methuselah lived to be 969 years old… You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.
- Mark Twain

To divide one's life by years
is of course to tumble into a trap
set by our own arithmetic.
- Clifton Fadiman

It was my birthday, and a candle
burnt a sore spot on my finger,
and I was told to be happy,
- Muriel Rukeyser

It is my birthday,
I had thought t' have held it poor;
but since my lord Is Antony again,
I will be Cleopatra.
- Shakespeare

Live, as it were on trust, all that is in you, all that you are is only loaned to you; make use of it according to the will of Him who lends it; but never regard it for a moment as your own.
- Fénélon

Do not forget birthdays.
This is in no way a propaganda
for a larger population.
- Gertrude Stein

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Christmas Card Quotes

Christmas greeting card quotes include:

For the Christ-child who comes
is the Master of all;
No palace too great,
no cottage too small.
- Phillips Brooks

There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.
- Adele Comandini

I get a little behind during Lent,
but it comes out even at Christmas.
- Frank Butler

From a commercial point of view,
if Christmas did not exist
it would be necessary to invent it.
- Katharine Whitehorn

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Love Card Quotes

Love greeting card quotes include:

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
- Maya Angelou

You’ve got to dance like nobody’s
watching, dream like you will
live forever, live like you are
going to die tomorrow, and love
like it is never going to hurt.
- Meme Grifters

The greatest admiration gives rise, not to words, but to silence
- Musonius

A faithful companion is a sure anchor.
- Motto

If you want to gain affection, bestow it.
- Seneca

I love the hand that meets mine own with a grasp that causes some sensation.
- Frances Osgood

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Mothers Day Card Quotes

Famous quotes for Mothers Day and Motherhood include:

There is only one pretty child in the world,
and every mother has it.
- Anonymous

Thank you Mom
for making me that pretty child

I guess a man's best friend is his mother.
- Vina Delmar

Whatever else is unsure
in this stinking dunghill of a world
a mother's love is not.
- James Joyce

Oh, I've got the prettiest mother.
I've got the nicest mother.
That's what I tell everybody.
I say I've got the sweetest mother in the world.
- John Lee Mahin

A "super person" is one
who expects to manage a career,
home, and family with complete ease,
expecting to maintain a perfect job,
a perfect marriage, a perfect house,
and perfect control of the children.
- Joyce Portner

Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living.
- Bovée

Mer, mere, mère,
mater, Maia, Mary,
Star of the Sea,
Mother.
- Hilda Doolittle

Of all the flavors one eats,
salt is indispensable;
wherever one goes in the world,
one's mother is dearest.
- Anonymous

There was never a great man
who had not a great mother.
- Olive Schreiner

A mother's happiness is like a beacon,
lighting up the future
but reflected also on the past
in the guise of fond memories.
- Honoré De Balzac

Sometimes the laughter in mothering
is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities.
Sometimes, though, it's just pure,
unthinking delight.
- Barbara Schapiro

I know how to do anything — I'm a mom.
- Roseanne Barr Arnold

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Fathers Day Card Quote

Funny Fathers Day greeting card quotes include:

For if my father was the head of our house,
my mother was its heart.
- Philip Dunne

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nearly every man is a firm believer in heredity until his son makes a fool of himself.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

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Anniversary Card Quotes

Famous quotes for anniversary cards include:

The ideal marriage is not one in which two people marry to be happy, but to make each other happy.
- Roy L. Smith

When a woman treats a man like a king,
and a man treats a woman like a queen.
They make one hell of a team!
- Bryan Burden

Anniversary card quote for parents:

My mother protected me from the world
and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

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Thank You Card Quotes

It is fun to be in the same decade with you.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Thank you” are still the best two words I know to express gratitude and appreciation.
- William James

A faithful companion is a sure anchor.
- Motto

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Missing You Card Quotes

Missing you famous quotes include:

Apart, we think we wish ourselves together,
Yet sue for solitude upon our meetings....
- Philip Larkin

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Anonymous

I know, none better,
The eyelessness of days without a letter....
-Philip Larkin

Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind will blow out a candle, and blow in a fire.
- Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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Graduation Card Quotes

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
- Robert Half

Remember that life is not measured in hours, but in accomplishments
- James A. Pike

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Baby Shower Card Quotes

Baby shower card famous quotes include:

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.
- French Proverb

The art of being a parent is to sleep when the baby isn’t looking.
- Anonymous

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Congratulations Card Quotes

Congratulations card famous quotes include:

There may be luck in getting a good job, but there’s no luck in keeping it
- J. Ogden Armour

To open a shop is easy; the difficult thing is keeping it open
- Chinese proverb

The greatest admiration gives rise, not to words, but to silence
- Musonius

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
- Robert Half

To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art.
- Chinese proverb

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprise.
- Demosthenes

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4th of July Card Quotes

4th of July card famous quotes include:

There is a mysterious cycle in human events.
To some generations much is given.
Of other generations much is expected.
This generation of Americans
has a rendezvous with destiny.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The United States of America. The greatest country in the world.
- Daniel Webster

I was born an American, I will live an America; I shall die an American.
- Daniel Webster

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Get Well Card Quotes

Get well card famous quotes include:

A slight relax of air. All is not dead.
-Philip Larkin

Get your rest and get well soon...
the office will still be there when you return.

Give people flowers when they can smell them.
- Nicolas Caussin

Even if you're too sick to smell them now,
They'll be waiting for you when you are better.
Get well soon.

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Friendship Card Quotes

Friendship card famous quotes include:

A real friend is one who will tell you of your faults and follies in prosperity, and assist you with his hand and heart in adversity.
- Horace Smith

A faithful companion is a sure anchor.
- Motto

A friend is a person who likes you for what you are, in spite of all your faults, all your shortcomings.
- Alfred Armand Montapert

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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Encouragement Card Quotes

Encouragement card famous quotes include:

Be yourself. That is the only enjoyable living, and the only living that is important.
- de Sales

A good book contains more wealth than a good bank.
- Roy L. Smith

If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.
- John Ruskin

Do not try to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
- de Sales

It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true.
- Roger Babson

The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity.
- Thomas Carlyle

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprise.
- Demosthenes

I have discovered the secret formula for a carefree old age: IYCRI=FI - “If You Can’t Recall It, Forget It.”
- Goodman Ace

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
- Christopher Morley

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Reconciliation Card Quotes

Reconciliation card famous quotes include:

One can be very happy without demanding that others should agree with one.
- Goethe

When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary
- William Wrigley Jr.

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Housewarming Card Quotes

A house is built by human hands, but a home is built by human hearts.
- Anonymous

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Condolence Card Quotes

Condolence card famous quotes include:

And the waves sing because they are moving.
And the waves sing above a cemetery of waters.
- Philip Larkin

Angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
- George Eliot

To die is landing on some distant shore.
- John Dryden

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Autumn Card Quotes

Autumn has caught us in our summer wear....
- Philip Larkin

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The quest for famous quotes continues...

It took sieving through hundreds of famous quotes to find the ones listed above. Nonetheless, the sifting is not over. More greeting card quotes are added to the list from time to time.

Apart from these, there so many books, archives, sites, and databases with many more famous quotes and greeting card poems. So feel free to explore.

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